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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (Feb. 15-20)

Mountain View senior Destiny Slocum drives through the Borah defense in the first round of the 5A state tournament Thursday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.
Mountain View senior Destiny Slocum drives through the Borah defense in the first round of the 5A state tournament Thursday at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. doswald@idahostatesman.com

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Destiny Slocum, Mountain View: The Maryland-bound point guard closed her high school career by carrying the Mavericks to a repeat 5A state championship. She set the tournament record for total points (85) and scoring average (28.3) as Mountain View became the first Treasure Valley 5A girls basketball team to win back-to-back state titles since Meridian won four in a row from 1980-83. She also averaged 5.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game at state while shooting 45 percent (28-for-62) from the field and 80 percent (24-for-30) from the free-throw line.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Talon Pinckney, Centennial: The senior point guard led the Patriots back to the state tournament for the first time since 2012. In the 5A District Three quarterfinals against Timberline, he racked up a game-high 15 points to go along with seven rebounds and six assists. He then added a team-high 14 points in a 52-45 victory over Capital in the district semifinals, setting up another matchup with Borah on Friday for the district title.

WRESTLING

Wellington Stephan, Centennial: The junior rolled to the 5A District Three title at 182 pounds last weekend. He pinned four of the five opponents he faced to win the district title, including two in 40 seconds or less. And the only round he didn’t earn a pin in was in the quarterfinals, when he won via forfeit.

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

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